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Next steps for academic integrity and tackling cheating in Higher Education

Morning, Tuesday, 26th April 2022


This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the way forward for maintaining academic integrity and tackling cheating in HE.


Delegates will examine latest thinking on practical approaches and key challenges - and discuss the implementation and implications of provisions included in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill that would outlaw essay mills.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Gareth Crossman, Head of Policy and Communications, QAA; and Professor Michael Draper, Dean, Regulations and Student Cases, Swansea University; Member for Academic Integrity, QAA Advisory Committee; and Consultant Expert, Education Unit, Council of Europe.


Overall, the agenda will bring out latest thinking on:

  • key trends and how academic misconduct has adapted during the pandemic
  • academic integrity against the backdrop of the increased use of digital assessments
  • detection, enforcement, addressing grey areas, and the risk of emerging, more clandestine, forms of cheating
  • preventative measures, supporting vulnerable students to understand risks and consequences, and ensuring fair treatment for those accused of misconduct
  • options for devolved policy and legislation following developments in England

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the DfE, NI; NICS and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Gareth Crossman

Head of Policy and Communications, QAA

Professor Michael Draper

Dean, Regulations and Student Cases, Swansea University; Member for Academic Integrity, QAA Advisory Committee; and Consultant Expert, Education Unit, Council of Europe

Keynote Speakers

Gareth Crossman

Head of Policy and Communications, QAA

Professor Michael Draper

Dean, Regulations and Student Cases, Swansea University; Member for Academic Integrity, QAA Advisory Committee; and Consultant Expert, Education Unit, Council of Europe

Chairs

Viscount Younger of Leckie

Lord Storey

Lib Dem Education Spokesperson

Speakers

Sarah Jones

President, Open University Students Association

Professor John Craig

Dean of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University

Dr Alison Hill

Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter

Professor Nicholas Harmer

Associate Professor, University of Exeter

Mike Reddy

Course Leader, BSc Computer Games Development, University of South Wales

Chris Rea

Head of Commercial Services, Jisc

Dr Thomas Lancaster

Senior Teaching Fellow (Student Support), Imperial College London

Dr Daniel Sokol

Barrister and Founder, Alpha Academic Appeals

Gill Rowell

Advocacy and Thought Leadership Specialist, Turnitin

Julian Sladdin

Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP